With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to LosAngeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life.
“A diminutive and misleading title for such an affecting, often profound film.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, ROGEREBERT.COM
“The charm of The Meddler isn’t the kind that benefits from big pushes forward in narrative or massive plot movements, but it revels in heart-warming humor, vibrant characters and what’s clearly a deep affection for its story.” – Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE
“The Meddler belongs to Sarandon, a famously no-bull actress who digs in deep, showing us how moms aren’t one thing, they’re all things. How else can they make you laugh from love and cry from crazy? The Meddler knows how. Listen up.” – Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE